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Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Biological Science

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Temporal and spatial patterns of age 0 threadfin shad (Dorosoma petenense) abundance and growth, in the Overton Arm of Lake Mead, were examined to evaluate the effects of resource availability on the young fish. This was part of the Lake Mead Fertilization Project, designed to assess feasability of increasing survivorship of juvenile shad by boosting phosphate, thereby increasing algal and zooplankton biomass, during the shad spawning period. Shad are the primary forage base for the striped bass (Morone saxatilis) and black bass (Macropterus salmoides); Weekly samples were taken from June to mid-August, in 1988 and 1989. Depth series samples were taken with a Tucker Trawl at some stations and dates. Chlorophyll {dollar}\alpha{dollar} concentrations and Daphnia pulex egg/adult female ratios, were also determined for some stations and dates; There was an apparent link between resource availability and young shad abundance. There was little temporal or spatial variation in mean length. (Abstract shortened with permission of author.).


Abundance; Age; Arm; Dorosoma; Lake Mead; Overton; Patterns; Petenense; Shad; Spatial; Temporal; Threadfin; Utah

Controlled Subject

Ecology; Limnology; Forests and forestry

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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